Born of Silence (The League #5)
Kere is the second most infamous member of the shadow organization known as Sentella. An explosive engineer who strikes terror into the hearts of the League, the bounty on his head is truly staggering. No one knows his true identity.
The daughter of a traitor, Zarya Starska grew up hard on the back streets of hell- her family hunted to the brink of ...more
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I went into this book convinced I was not going to like it. Darling has been a beloved character for me ever since the start of the series. And I was absolutely livid about the idea that after three books, Sherrilyn Kenyon was taking a character who had always been gay and making him straight. From the moment I finished the tepid Born of Shadows, the idea festered in my head. I complained about it for a year. Then I started reading this book and it blew me away from the very begi ...more
Expected Release Date: May 1, 2012
Imprint: Grand Central Publishing
Author’s Website: sherrilynkenyon.com
My Source for This Book: Amazon.com
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 5, The League Series
Series Best Read In Order: Works well as a standalone,
but I would recommend reading the series in order.
Steam Level: Steamy
I'm devastated. Simply devastated. I have been anxiously awaiting this book since before it w ...more
I absolutely loved this book!! All 614 pages of it (if I was still living in the Paper Age). Darling is definitely now on my list of favorite tortured heroes of all time!! What happens to Darling is possibly worse than some of what Acheron went through, but we don't have to read about it for 400 pages like we did with Ash. Its just spread out equally across the 614 pages of this book. This story is the epit ...more
Do I start with the selfish heroine, the plot holes, the torture, or the insanely selfish heroine???
Well how about instead I start with what I liked...
DARLING! Oh, and while I thought it was a bit of a cop out that Darling ended up being heterosexual after all the hints in the other books that was not a disappointment. Although I would love to see all these romance novelists take a shot at a m-m book. Darling wa ...more
One of my ultimate all-time favourites that I'll happily re-read time after time after time. I think that I read it at least a dozen times up to the date. And it's still not getting old.
Let me just say that no one...NO ONE does a better tortured and abused hero than Sherrilyn Kenyon. If you thought Archeron's story was bad or even Zsadist from the Black Dagger Brother ...more
Honestly, I have to wonder why in the world I keep reading most of the Kenyon novels nowadays, especially when I thought I learned my lesson when Acheron came out. It used to be I was in love with a lot of the novels, mostly for the Dark Hunter series, that she wrote, but now? Now I just find myself shaking my head and trying to come up with reason why each novel only gets worse.
This was the first book I read of the series since most of the others were taken by other people at t ...more
BUT DUDE! Wasn't Darling Cruel gay? WTF is he doing with a female HEA? There better be a good explanation why suddenly breasts fascinate him again, otherwise I may have to give up!
Kere is a lethal assassin and also one of the founding members of the Sentella, an organisation whose aim is to fight injustice where they find it. But, he is also Darling Cr ...more
Move over Ash, Zsadist, and any other romance hero with a tortured and tragic past... There's a new guy in town!
Darling Cruel has endured more than his fair share of abuse growing up. He's been mocked, ridiculed, locked up and beaten - and he's braved it all to save his family from a similar fate. But all of that is nothing compared to what he's suffered at the hands of his fiancée's friends. Disturbing doesn't even begin to cover it! I think I'm going to have nightmares now....
The mi ...more
Fifth in The League series
Kere is the second most infamous member of the Sentella. He’s an explosive engineer who can scare even the toughest assassins of the League and it doesn’t hurt that he has a bounty on his head worth more than imaginable. But no one has ever seen Kere’s face, except for his other leading Sentella members, so no one knows who Kere is. Zarya Starska is a daughter of a traitor and hardly has any family left. As the leader of the Caro...more
This is, without a doubt, my favourite The League book of all time. Possibly my favourite Sherri book of all time.l She experimented with a lot of new things this time around and didn't follow her usual pattern when it came to her plotline and characters. I mean I love all of Sherri's books but they usually follow more or less the same grid frame and structure. As per usual with paranormal romances.
The first thing that was different was that Zarya and Darling were alrea ...more
In Born of Silence, Sherrie has mastered the art of the tortured ...more
Basic Plot: Everyone thinks Kere (aka Darling Cruel), heir to the Caronese Empire is gay, but his girlfriend Zarya would beg to differ. They have to go through a lot to be together including but not limited to: surviving torture and imprisonment as well as starting a war with the League.
This was a monster of a book for a romance at 614 pages. That's a monster of a book for just about any genre except epic fantasy, come to think of it. It's hard to quantify my feelings about ...more
This installment gets close to lovable teddy bear Darling Cruel (whose name even leaves a smile on your lips) as he finally gets from under his Uncle Arturo's thumb and opens the door for his HEA with his dream lover. Also making guest cameo's were of course the Sentella and their brides to push things along and show their prowess in some great action scenes. Maris, an enjoyable character from Born of Shadows is in a featured role putting extra effort in to push the storyline forward and ...more
At first I thought I might be over Kenyon's style, but then I remembered that I really liked Infamous, so my dislike can't be because her style doesn't appeal to me anymore...I think it was just this book.
First of all, everyone seemed excessively whiney. Maybe it's because this was an audiobook and the reader's voice was a little overdramatic, but I just kept thinking, "If one mo ...more
Darling has endured so damn much pain and emotional battering.
I could hardly read it and at the same time I could not put this book down.
Darling is everything I expected him to be and all the suffering he has endured did not change the man he grew to be. His strength and determination are qualities I couldn't help but love.
I loved every word on every page; I fell asleep thinking about him and he was the first thing I thought about when I woke up.
He is b ...more
- the heroine is annoying, stupid, incompetent as a rebel and behaves unexcusable towards the hero
- the hero is just too good to be true
- there are endless repetions of "nobody has ever been nice to him", "nobody ever loved him" etc.
- the writing is bad
- it much too long (625 pages!): I like reading long ...more
I read the entire book, and felt so unclean by the end that I wanted to bleach my brain.
I have nothing against the existence of torture in a book, just as I don't have a problem with sex or violence, provided it serves a purpose in developing the characters or forwarding the plot. I may cringe, or feel uncomfortable, but I can deal with it and still enjoy the book.
Nothing, nothing justifies the torture contained within these page ...more
Question: What is the hardest thing to do on planet Earth?
Answer: Reviewing the best damn novel written in the entire history of mankind.
Trust me y'all this ain't easy, but here goes nothing...
Born of Silence by Sherrilyn Kenyon, a science fiction paranormal fantasy romance, with crying. Lots and lots of crying. That is, my crying.
Why my crying? Well, because Good Book Noise, that's why.
These 614 pages are gonna make you care SO damn hard about Zarya and Darling, AKA pretty much ...more
The League series is a MUST READ for me – one of those where I’m calculating time zones to figure out how soon ...more
Darling is a loveable character and not a typical macho, he’s sometimes insecure. In spite of that he’s also one of the best killing-machine, the balance between Kere and Darling is amazing. Darling is the emotionally weaker, insecure himself, while Kere is the darker, precise assassin. Kenyon did a hellish job merging these two int ...more
The gay to hetero switch was intriguing via its lengthy revelation without irritating me like other reviewers. The torture history was somewhat impla ...more
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New York Times and international bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon is a regular at the #1 spot. With legions of fans known as Menyons (thousands of whom proudly sport tattoos from her series and ...more